MONTREAL–As a founding partner of The Electric Circuit, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is providing 20 new public charging stations for electric vehicles at its park-and-ride facilities.
Forty charging stations are now installed in the following park-and-ride facilities in the greater Montréal area: the Châteauguay, Chambly, Chevrier, Repentigny lots, the Terrebonne, De Montarville, Radisson and Cartier terminals and the Bois-Franc, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Sainte-Thérèse, Roxboro-Pierrefonds, Sunnybrooke, Deux-Montagnes, Blainville, De La Concorde, Saint-Lambert and Saint-Bruno train stations. The charging stations at La Prairie will follow shortly.
“Our participation in The Electric Circuit is part of our firm commitment to provide sustainable methods of transportation in the greater Montréal area,” noted Nicolas Girard, president and CEO of the AMT. “Several initiatives involving the use of electric vehicles have been set in motion on our network. We are committed to continuing to focus on the role electricity can play in the future of transportation throughout our network.”
“We are very pleased to mark this second rollout phase for the AMT charging stations,” said Pierre-Luc Desgagné, senior director – strategic planning at Hydro-Québec, on behalf of the founding partners of The Electric Circuit. “These charging stations will give users of plug-in electric vehicles a green and sustainable transportation experience. This is another important development for The Electric Circuit.”
The Electric Circuit is a major milestone in the rollout of charging infrastructure needed to support the arrival of plug-in electric vehicles in Québec.
The Electric Circuit will offer up to 150 240-V public charging stations by the end of January 2013, in parking lots of the AMT, as well as those of many RONA hardware stores, Metro grocery stores, and St-Hubert Restaurants throughout Québec, among other places. Since its launch on March 30, 2012, 18 private and institutional partners have joined The Electric Circuit. This expansion will continue to cover a greater geographical area and serve more and more EV drivers in many regions of Québec.